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62 killed as flydubai 737 jet crashes in southern Russia

62 killed as flydubai 737 jet crashes in southern Russia

Mar 19, – The Boeing 737, which flew from Dubai to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, was reportedly making its second attempt to land at 0050 GMT after circling for several hours. A Boeing passenger jet operated by the flydubai budget airline crashed in southern Russia early Saturday, killing all 62 people on board […]

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Spain, Basques form human chains demanding independence vote

Spain, Basques form human chains demanding independence vote

Jun 21, – Thousands of people formed human chains in cities across Spain’s wealthy northern Basque Country on Sunday to call for the right to hold a regional referendum on independence. Demonstrators held long multi-coloured cloths as they marched through the Basque capital Vitoria, commercial hub Bilbao and the seaside resort of San Sebastian, as […]

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Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Apr 02, – The death toll could rise further. Bodies are still being pulled from the debris of ruined buildings, while rescue workers have not been able to reach some remote areas. Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote […]

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High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

Oct 12, – Particulate air pollution refers to tiny particles in the air known as PM10. The European Union’s PM10 safety threshold is 50 micrograms per cubic meter (mcg/m3), but this study suggests that the harmful effects of PM10 may occur below that level. High levels of particulate air pollution — commonly known as smog […]

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Philippines president vows to defend territory amid China Sea dispute

Philippines president vows to defend territory amid China Sea dispute

June12, MANILA, Philippines (AP) — He said in a speech marking the 115th anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain that the Philippines has not claimed territory that clearly belongs to another country but only asks that “our territory, rights and dignity be respected.” Philippine President Benigno Aquino III vowed Wednesday his country will not […]

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Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

May 31, AP – And then you hear the groan of a zombie over your right shoulder. It’s sprint or be eaten. The zombie apocalypse isn’t upon you. You’re just taking part in the latest fitness craze — smartphone apps that make a fun and interactive game out of your daily workout. You’re jogging at […]

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In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

May 19, AP – Twenty-six countries battled it out in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest finale, held on Saturday in Malmö, in southern Sweden. Ahead of the competition, bookmakers had tipped Denmark would take out the competition comfortably. 20-year-old Emmelie De Forest won with her song “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has won Eurovision 2013 in a […]

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Drop pro-bullfighting law, Coetzee tells Spain

Drop pro-bullfighting law, Coetzee tells Spain

May 17, AP – In an open letter to Spain’s legislature released Thursday, Coetzee called bullfights “a throwback to a time when people took no heed of the feelings of animals.” which he said had no place in 21st century Spain. Nobel Literature laureate J.M. Coetzee has called on Spain to abandon plans to protect […]

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Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

May 16, AP – Initially it was just the countries at the forefront of the eurozone’s debt crisis, such as Greece and Portugal that were contracting. But the malaise is now spreading to the so-called core countries. Wednesday’s figures showed Germany, Europe’s largest economy, grew by a less-than-anticipated quarterly rate of 0.1 percent while France […]

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French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

May 14, AP – President Francois Hollande has promoted the bill as one of his administration’s signature pieces of legislation which will reform the country’s notoriously hidebound labor market. It includes measures such as making it easier for workers to change jobs and for companies to fire employees. France’s parliament is expected to pass a […]

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